Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

US Brand Name

  1. Cometriq

Descriptions


Cabozantinib capsule is used to treat medullary thyroid cancer that has already spread to different parts of the body.

Cabozantinib tablet is used alone to treat advanced kidney cancer. It is also used in combination with nivolumab as first-line treatment for advanced kidney cancer.

Cabozantinib tablet is also used to treat a type of liver cancer, called hepatocellular carcinoma, in patients who have been previously treated with other medicines (eg, sorafenib).

Cabozantinib tablet is also used to treat differentiated thyroid cancer that has already spread to different parts of the body, in patients who can no longer be treated with radioactive iodine or not able to receive radioactive iodine, and have been previously treated with other medicines (eg, VEGFR-targeted treatment) but did not work well.

Cabozantinib is an antineoplastic (cancer) medicine. It interferes with the growth of cancer cells, which are eventually destroyed by the body.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Capsule
  • Tablet